Quality of employment (lfsa_qoe)

Reference Metadata in Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Compiling agency: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Statistical presentation
4. Unit of measure
5. Reference Period
6. Institutional Mandate
7. Confidentiality
8. Release policy
9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Unit F3: Labour market and lifelong learning

1.5. Contact mail address

2920 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 29/04/2019
2.2. Metadata last posted 29/04/2019
2.3. Metadata last update 29/04/2019


3. Statistical presentation Top
3.1. Data description

The "Quality of employment" framework developed under the lead of UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) represents a neutral and comprehensive approach to assess quality of employment in its multiple facets. It defines 68 indicators on seven dimensions that address employment quality from the perspective of the employed person. Its design also facilitates international comparison. For statistical institutes, researchers and policy users looking to build and analyse datasets using these indicators, the framework explained in a handbook published by UNECE. Using the UNECE framework, Eurostat has compiled data on employment quality for the EU countries that is provided in the Eurostat database.

LFS in one of the sources which provides data for filling some of the indicators. The section 'Quality of employment' reports annual results from the EU-LFS concerning some of those indicators.

In particular:

  • Long working hours in main job: percentage of employed persons usually working 49 hours or more per week
  • Weekly working hours: Average number of usual weekly working hours of employed persons 
  • Work on weekends: Percentage of employed persons usually working at Saturday on/or Sunday
  • Job tenure Percentage of employed persons by duration of employment with current employer by number of years.
  • Temporary employment agency workers: Percentage of employed persons working for a temporary work agency
  • Precarious employment: Percentage of employees with a short-term contract of up to 3 months

More information on Eurostat indicators about Quality of employment is available on the dedicated webpage.

General information on the EU-LFS can be found in the ESMS page for 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)', see link in related metadata. Detailed information on the main features, the legal basis, the methodology and the data as well as on the historical development of the EU-LFS is available on the EU-LFS (Statistics Explained) webpage.

3.2. Classification system

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

3.3. Coverage - sector

As a general rule the EU-LFS covers all economic sectors.

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

3.5. Statistical unit

Persons.

3.6. Statistical population

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

3.7. Reference area

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

3.8. Coverage - Time

Data are available from 2000 onwards.

3.9. Base period

Not applicable.


4. Unit of measure Top

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


5. Reference Period Top

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


6. Institutional Mandate Top
6.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Not applicable.


7. Confidentiality Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

8.2. Release calendar access

Not applicable.

8.3. Release policy - user access

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


9. Frequency of dissemination Top

Annual


10. Accessibility and clarity Top
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

Not applicable.

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

For more information on data and publications, please consult: EU-LFS - Data and publications.

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

EU-LFS anonymised microdata are available for research purposes. Please refer to access to microdata.

10.5. Dissemination format - other

See: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

10.6. Documentation on methodology

For a detailed description of methods and concepts used, as well as for other documents related to the EU-LFS, please consult the  EU-LFS (Statistics Explained) webpage.

The EU-LFS disseminates also publications on the methodology of the survey. For more information please consult: Quality reports and methodological publications.

10.7. Quality management - documentation

See section 11.1.


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

12.3. Completeness

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

13.2. Sampling error

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

13.3. Non-sampling error

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


14. Timeliness and punctuality Top
14.1. Timeliness

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'LFS series - detailed annual survey results' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

14.2. Punctuality

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

15.2. Comparability - over time

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

15.4. Coherence - internal

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').


16. Cost and Burden Top

Not available.


17. Data revision Top
17.1. Data revision - policy

Revisions of previously released data are not expected, unless major errors are identified in the data delivered or in their processing. Exceptional revisions may happen e.g. after new estimates of population from a population census.

17.2. Data revision - practice

Revisions of previously released data are not expected, unless major errors are identified in the data delivered or in their processing. Exceptional revisions may happen e.g. after new estimates of population from a population census.


18. Statistical processing Top
18.1. Source data

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

18.2. Frequency of data collection

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

18.3. Data collection

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

18.4. Data validation

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'Employment and unemployment (LFS)' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

18.5. Data compilation

Please refer to the ESMS page on 'LFS series - detailed annual survey results' (see link below in section 'related metadata').

18.6. Adjustment

No adjustments are made to the EU-LFS data. Please note that Eurostat also publishes LFS adjusted series under the collection 'LFS main indicators'.


19. Comment Top

No notes.


Related metadata Top
employ_esms - Employment and unemployment (Labour force survey)
lfsa_esms - LFS series - detailed annual survey results


Annexes Top
EU-LFS (Satistics Explained) webpage (additional metadata information)